I think I’m entirely too sensitive. I’ve always been very emotional, have always dealt with sensitive skin, and have always responded to about half the normal dose of any medication (Seriously, you don’t want to see me on morphine pills).
So naturally, with caffeine, I’ve got to be careful. Why you ask?
Well, like many people I love coffee in the morning (or noon…or at night) and I don’t like the taste of decaf.
Yet, I’ve found that if I have too much coffee, I begin getting symptoms much like those I get when my blood sugar is low. You know, shaky, irritable, anxious, fast heart beat…
Lately I’ve been enjoying 2 cups of coffee a day. This is better than the 4-6 cups (hello, psycho!) I used to have years ago but, I think it is still too much-for me anyway. During my pregnancy and while breastfeeding I had absolutely zero caffeine. For the first time in many years I was caffeine free and I was amazed at how body felt so relaxed, my heart didn’t race, and I believe I was even more patient with everything.
The biggest thing was I didn’t confuse the caffeine overdose with low blood sugar symptoms. It was nice. Lets face it, sometimes we eat something when we feel low without testing first because we’re sure we feel low. Then this leads to high blood sugars because we were not really low. Now we’re just mad because we ruined a perfectly good blood sugar level.
Lately I’ve done this a couple of times. Also, when I eat meals I eat them so fast because I’m all wired and the fastest thing on me seems to be my jaw. I’ve noticed the more days I consecutively drink coffee the worse my symptoms. The more I snap at my husband. If I take a day or two off in between days when I do drink coffee I feel almost normal.
So I’m really wondering…does anyone else experience this with caffeine? Or is it just me and I should quit coffee altogether before I start biting off heads or find myself testing every hour because I feel low all the time?
Maybe I should buy myself a cute little coffee cup that can only hold a tiny bit of coffee and limit myself to that each day?